Rüpert von Rom‘s Must-See for this month is more a Want-See: Bring Back Galliano !!
This March it has been three years John Galliano was fired as head designer at Christian Dior. I don’t think I need to explain what happened. We have all seen the clip showing his outburst outside a Parisian cafe. It is an understatement to say: what he did wasn’t OK. But he didn’t kill anyone, did he?
I dare to confess: I miss him like a cut off limb. Fashion hasn’t been the same since he was amputated. Less splendour. We are lacking a designer that takes us to an unimaginable dreamy place of refinement, excessive luxury and wit. There is a vacancy for story teller without boundaries, a visionair.
Christian Dior Haute Couture 2007
The John in the Youtube-clip dishing out anti-semitic comments is clearly a troubled man. The man disagreeing with this is a fool. John Galliano was a black-out drinker and a heavy user of drugs. Fortunately Galliano checked himself into a clinic. He came out well and remains a work in progress. Well done!, I say. Let’s applaud a man that came from the gutter, all apologetic and willing to change and improve. I think we need to acknowledge that fact. It is time for forgiveness and reinstate him back on catwalk. Enough is enough.
It is time to dream again. It is time to bring back Galliano!
Yours, Rüpert von Rom.
John Galliano’s Fantasia, a Tim Walker shoot guest edited by John Galliano and starring his long-time friend Kate Moss. Photo By Tim Walker for Vogue UK December 2013 (via Vogue UK)